Mary's Top 10 Varieties with Companions Posted on 19 Jan 10:17 , 0 commentsPeople often ask, "What you the easiest veggies to grow?" For me, that's a tough one. If I had to choose it would be RADISH, BASIL, BEANS, ARUGULA and Swiss Chard. Those are arguably the easiest. My Top 10 is another story altogether. While I'm at it, I'm also including companion plants for each variety.
What is Companion Planting?
Companion planting is based around the idea that certain plants can benefit others when planted next to, or close to one another. Companion planting exists to benefit certain plants by giving them pest control, naturally without the need to use chemicals, and in some cases they can give a higher crop yield
Generally, companion planting is thought of as a small-scale gardening practice, but it can be applied on larger-scale operations. It has been proven that by having a beneficial crop in a nearby field that attracts certain insects away from a neighboring field that has the main crop can prove very beneficial. This action is called trap cropping.
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|BORAGE is an edible herb & Companion to many veggie varieties|
And now for our Top 10 with Companions
Asparagus, basil, bean, cucumber, garlic, head lettuce, marigold, nasturtium, onion, peas, peppers
Cucumbers, eggplant, tomato, Swiss chard and squash. Herbs to plant near them include: basil, oregano and rosemary.
Beans, corn, cucumbers, icicle radishes, melon, onions, pumpkin, Borage, Dill, Marigolds, Nasturtium, Oregano
Carrots, celery, chards, corn, eggplant, peas, brassicas, beets, radish, strawberry and cucumbers
Beans, Corn, peas, beets, radishes, carrots, Dill and Nasturtiums
Beans, peas, peppers, spinach, tarragon, thyme and marigold
Radish (yes, it is it's own companion), beet, bush beans, pole beans, carrots, cucumber, lettuce, melons, nasturtium, parsnip, peas, spinach and members of the squash family.
Bean, cabbage family, tomato, onion and roses
Beans, cucumber, melons, morning glory, parsley, peanuts, peas, potato, pumpkin, soybeans, squash and sunflower
Planting chamomile with onions improves their flavor. Other companions are carrot, leek, beets, strawberries, brassicas, dill, lettuce and tomatoes. Intercropping onions and leeks with your carrots confuses the carrot and onion flies
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